According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, the owner of a dog cannot be held liable for injuries by his or her dog if the injured person was negligent in provoking or aggravating the dog.
See: Harris v. Moriconi, App. 1 Dist., 331 So.2d 353 (1976)
NOTE: The reasoning of the court in this decision was disapproved by the Supreme Court in Shaun Leo REED v. Felix BOWEN, 512 So.2d 198, Supreme Court of Florida.
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